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##### Law School Applications / Re: My 7th grade gym class: a parable
« on: March 31, 2005, 09:40:14 PM »
You can find an explanation of the answer to the statistical problem here:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SultansDowryProblem.html

way above my intro stats little head

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##### Law School Applications / Re: My 7th grade gym class: a parable
« on: March 31, 2005, 01:20:23 PM »
If I may....

your parable reminds me of a famous statistical problem:

Say you'd like to marry the most beautiful women in the world and that you can have your pick of any women you see (A big hypothetical but bear with me). Assume n women with a well ordering of beauty are paraded in front of you. Each time a women passes you can either choose to marry them or not marry them but, unfortunately, you don't have the luxury of going back and choosing to marry one you rejected (She probably wouldn't want you after that). So how do you maximize your chances of actually marrying the most beautiful women? That is to say....how many do you let slip past before deciding on one? I won't tell you the answer but I'll say that the math (if we can say that this problem can be matched somewhat to AD-COM decisions) sorta coincides with your conclusion.

it's just like Singled Out!

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##### General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« on: March 31, 2005, 09:25:03 AM »
Yeah, I'm with the hate for "A Time to Kill".

I also gotta say "12 Angry Men" as one of the best.  It may not have any actual lawyers lawying in it, but it is a great commentary on some flaws that could exist in our jury system.  Great acting all around as well.

That's a great movie too. I don't think it's supposed to be about the flaws in our system though.  The whole point of the film is that small mindedness will be overcome by a diverse group of jurors that take the process seriously. Although the writer/director has a weird idea of diversity.It's a nice idea but:
-Even in 1957 the jury pool would have had at least a few women and some people of color. It wasn't a diverse group of people. It's a white 1957 male's idea of diversity.:-)
-Several of the jurors probably wouldn't have made it through selections

Even so,it's one of my favorite films.

yea... Tony Danza just really wanted to go to his baseball game... prick

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##### Law School Applications / Re: Question for all Cinderella admits
« on: March 30, 2005, 07:19:57 PM »
Cinderella stories are those where the person merits the achievement but it was seemingly against all odds or preconceived notions... teams in the NCAA tournament that have low seeds but win the whole thing are cinderalla stories because nobody gave them a shot in hell not because they truly aren't as good or "qualified"... if they win the whole tournament, they are then considered the best team... and to win it all, you certainly must have been one of the TOP teams, whether it was recognized or not...

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##### General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« on: March 30, 2005, 04:19:31 PM »
^^^NOOOO!

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##### General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« on: March 30, 2005, 04:04:26 PM »
my cousin vinny

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is it too late?
« on: March 30, 2005, 01:03:25 AM »
I don't really plan on studying until I'm done with classes April 27... my entire life in the month of May will be dedicated to mastering the LSAT... i have to think that 30 whole days of nothing but LSAT prep will be sufficient...

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##### General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Stanford Bound!
« on: March 29, 2005, 01:12:46 AM »
thanks

that's basically my plan... 2 from profs... 1 from GSI... 1 from honors advisor... did you use the career services letter service deal or did you send straight to LSDAS?... i want to apply as early as possible and more concerned about the logistics than anythign else

LSDAS...and you *will* have to hound everybody to get their forms in.  Academics...:sighs:...

Don't forget to get Dean's Letters to the Honors office ahead of time too...they want 4 weeks to process them...

i actually have to (sadly) switch out of honors office since i'm not doing an honors thesis... so i'm just going to have to get the non-elite dean's letter...

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##### General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Stanford Bound!
« on: March 29, 2005, 01:04:03 AM »
thanks

that's basically my plan... 2 from profs... 1 from GSI... 1 from honors advisor... did you use the career services letter service deal or did you send straight to LSDAS?... i want to apply as early as possible and i'm more concerned about the logistics than anything else

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##### General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Stanford Bound!
« on: March 29, 2005, 12:46:00 AM »
Nope.  She struck me as an inconsistent person...couldn't tell if she liked me or hated me.  We had one interaction that she responded pretty negatively to (from my perspective) so I wouldn't have risked asking her...plus I didn't have that much interaction with her.

My honors advisor studied eastern languages and philosophies among other things (little cautious about using their name).